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Global Canada votes to legalize recreational marijuana
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Uruguay previously legalized marijuana in 2013. The coffeeshops of Amsterdam, for example, operate in a grey area - where use is technically illegal but personal consumption is tolerated as part of a policy of "decriminalisation". According to NPR , the bill will allow anyone over the age of 18 to possess no more than 30 grams of marijuana. Things like how it is sold and where it can be smoked will be decided by individual Provinces, but federal government will be in charge of ...

Global Trump insists crime rising in Germany, questioning official data
Author: 0 Trump insists crime rising in Germany, questioning official data

Merkel opposes this plan. NELSON: She said it's vital to know what will happen to any migrants barred from entering Germany so they don't end up back here. Germany's global public broadcaster Deutsche Welle responded to Trump's remarks directly, posting on Twitter that "contrary to your assertion, crime here has actually fallen off dramatically!" The proposed steps come ahead of the June 28-29 summit in Brussels at which EU leaders will attempt to agree on a joint migration policy three ...

Global U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council
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The New York-based group Human Rights Watch condemned the United States decision to leave the UN body and called President Trump's human rights policy "one-dimensional". In March 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously suspended Libya's membership in the council because of violence against protesters by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Global America doubts Kim Jong Un will give up nuclear arms
Author: 0 America doubts Kim Jong Un will give up nuclear arms

Lim said. The media report runs counter to Trump's claim that he had first proposed suspending the joint military exercise when he sat down with the North Korean leader Kim in Singapore on June 12. Now that Beijing's primary concerns regarding North Korea have all but dissipated, it can use economic carrots to make sure Pyongyang does not endanger China's core interests, including national security, territorial integrity, and ensuring stable social and economic growth.

Global Donald Trump says he will not let USA become 'migrant camp'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says he will not let USA become 'migrant camp'

Trump and others in the administration have blamed the separations on a law the president claims was written by Democrats. Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington and a former chief of staff for Bush, said Monday these first ladies are well-known for standing up for women's issues.

Global Inspector General report says Federal Bureau of Investigation agent called Martin O'Malley a 'douche'
Author: 0 Inspector General report says Federal Bureau of Investigation agent called Martin O'Malley a 'douche'

That Comey, of all people, engaged in the same actions that consumed her campaign will go down in history as one of the great twisted ironies of our time. The findings have no direct bearing on a separate Justice Department special counsel probe on Russia's alleged interference in the election, and the possibility there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Global Italy economy minister cancels Paris meeting over migrant spat
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Italy's new economy minister Giovanni Tria had been due to meet his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire in Paris Wednesday afternoon. A rescue ship with 629 migrants on board that is on its way to Spain has become a "symbol of the failure of the European Union", the head of the Spanish branch of Doctors without Borders (MSF) which helps operate the vessel said on Thursday.

Global Russian Federation welcomes Trump-Kim summit | Washington
Author: 0 Russian Federation welcomes Trump-Kim summit | Washington

But the details of what is sure to be a complex and contentious process have yet to be settled. Rosen noted that worldwide summits were often venues for the US president and American journalists to insist on joint news conferences with autocratic leaders or strongmen and their accompanying press corps, a form of soft diplomacy that demonstrated America's commitment to democratic institutions such as freedom of the press.

Global United States And North Korea Strive For Peace At Historic Singapore Summit
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The president later told reporters in an impromptu news conference on the White House lawn he had given Kim a phone number to allow him to reach Trump directly. The president also defended his salute of a North Korean general during the summit, video of which has been shown on North Korean state television this week.

Global MSF slams European response as stranded refugees
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Italy has long demanded that the European Union change its migration policy and makes good on promises to accept more refugees , saying that Italy has been left alone to co-ordinate rescues and accept tens of thousands of migrants a year for asylum processing.

Global Watch the explosion that occurs when lava pours into the ocean
Author: 0 Watch the explosion that occurs when lava pours into the ocean

It's possible a new fissure will open or vigorous flows could emerge from vents that have been inactive. A 5.3-magnitude natural disaster accompanied the latest eruption. To date, the lava has destroyed more than 600 homes. The eruption has also had a toll on the area's tourism industry, with many afraid to travel to the island.

Global Find the leader: Kim's cat-and-mouse journey to Singapore
Author: 0 Find the leader: Kim's cat-and-mouse journey to Singapore

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to Singapore with Trump and is expected to travel to Japan, South Korea , and China directly following the summit to coordinate the outcome of the meeting with the regional allies. Earlier in the week, Trump also said he has done little preparation for the meeting, noting that the meeting would be all about "attitude". In a statement released by the state news agency KCNA , it said the two leaders would discuss a "permanent and durable ...

Global U.S. Supreme Court Rules Ohio Can Purge Inactive Voters From Rolls
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In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled OH could continue to remove individuals from voter rolls if they had not voted in two federal elections and have not responded to a confirmation notice or update their registration. At least twelve other conservative states said they would follow Ohio's lead if it prevailed, NBC reports . Civil liberties groups challenged the state's program, claiming it violated the National Voter Registration Act.

Global First Cuba, now China: Penn studies mysterious brain symptoms
Author: 0 First Cuba, now China: Penn studies mysterious brain symptoms

CNN reported earlier this week a number of U.S. personnel in China have been sent back to the United States for further health screenings after concerns over reports of mysterious acoustic incidents similar to the Cuba "sonic attacks". It is also the only USA diplomatic installation in China authorized to process immigrant visas and handle adoptions. "Instead, move to a different location".

Global Trump commutes Kardashian-backed offender's time
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A White House spokesperson said Johnson was a model prisoner and had paid her dues to society, hence her release after Kardashian lobbied for her. Kardashian said she had been involved in the effort to free Johnson for seven months, ever since reading about her case on Twitter . "I am feeling no handcuffs, nothing on me", Johnson, clutching flowers given to her by her family, said through tears to reporters.

Global Meghan Markle's Buckingham Balcony Debut!
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This is because there is not as much interest in Princess Eugenie's wedding, as she has a lower profile compared to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex . Meghan Markle's entry into the royal family began with her new in-laws appearing to be ever-so-slightly scandalized by her non-traditional wedding day choices and those breaks with the past may have continued this weekend.

Global In battle of tweets, Canada's Trudeau dismisses Trump critique
Author: 0 In battle of tweets, Canada's Trudeau dismisses Trump critique

The president has been a disruptive force for the global trading order, insisting other countries move to reduce barriers he said have left the US with a trade deficit of more than $800 billion. Trump often appeared more interested in the unprecedented summit he will hold Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , where he said he looks forward to sizing up both Kim and the potential for ending one of the world's most risky nuclear standoffs.

Global Ministers water down changes to ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote
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The prime minister has refused to guarantee her proposed Brexit "backstop" will end in December 2021, despite the date being stated as an expectation in a government negotiating paper. Of those asked in Northern Ireland, 58.6% said they felt Irish, 57.9% said they felt Northern Irish, 56.7% said they felt European, and 56.7% said they felt European - compared to 46.7% for people who felt British.

Global Trump Breaks With G-7 to Urge Russia Return, Jabs `Unfair Trade
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Trump's presidency has been clouded by a federal investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 USA election and possible coordination by people in Trump's campaign. Vienna has been discussed as a possible venue for a summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the Kremlin said Saturday. Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations in an idyllic Canadian resort town after days of escalating conflict over new United States tariffs he slapped on imports of steel and ...

Global Stanford sex assault case judge recalled by Northern Calif. voters
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In response to the public outcry, the California legislature revised their penal code to require that judges must give those convicted of sexual assault actual prison time rather than probation or jail. But he was handed the much shorter six-month sentence and three years probation after Judge Persky expressed concern about the impact prison would have on him.

Global White House reportedly considering new economic penalties against Canada
Author: 0 White House reportedly considering new economic penalties against Canada

One source asked by CNN whether the comment was meant as a joke replied: "To the degree one can ever take what is said as a joke". "A trade war doesn't spare anyone". "The impact on Canada and ultimately on workers in the USA won't be a laughing matter". Trump responded by saying: "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" Trump's comments were his latest attacking key US allies ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, which is set to begin on Friday.

Global Crocodile mauls pastor to death during baptism ceremony at lake
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Local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC's Amharic-language service that the Sunday afternoon ceremony had just begun when the incident occurred. The pastor suffered bites to his legs, back and hands and died in the attack. They could not capture the crocodile but they managed to use fishing nets to save the deceased's body. An Israeli conservationist did not think any crocodiles would dare attack his canoe when he took it out on the Ethiopia's Omo River in 2014, The Jerusalem Post ...

Global Gavin Newsom Trolls Trump: 'Please Come Campaign' in California
Author: 0 Gavin Newsom Trolls Trump: 'Please Come Campaign' in California

But some believe a hard-fought race for governor might actually be a gift to Democrats. Keep in mind, for instance, that there is now a Democratic senator from Alabama because the state's Republican Party could not figure out how to prevent its voters from backing an accused child molester, Roy Moore.

Global China: Tariffs by US would wipe out trade progress
Author: 0 China: Tariffs by US would wipe out trade progress

The two governments released no schedule for the talks, but China said earlier Ross was due to be in Beijing through to Monday. The purchases are partly aimed at shrinking the $375bn USA goods trade deficit with China. Mr Ross was accompanied by agriculture, treasury and trade officials for the meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, a leafy compound on Beijing's west side.

Global Denmark joins other European nations in adopting 'burqa ban'
Author: 0 Denmark joins other European nations in adopting 'burqa ban'

A repeat offender won't face prison as proposed, but could receive a $1,600 fine. After the fourth violation the fine will increase to 10,000 crowns (NZ$2200). Under the law, police can instruct women to remove their veils or order them to leave public areas. Syria too has a ban on the use of face veils since 2010.

Global Man, 30, sued by parents finally leaves home
Author: 0 Man, 30, sued by parents finally leaves home

According to local media, he left a couple of hours before a midday deadline set by a judge last week. He says he was offered free packing supplies by a good Samaritan, but turned her down - saying it didn't feel right. A judge ordered Mr Rotondo to find somewhere else to live last week. "While the police were there, the Legos were located and there was no further incident".

Global Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain
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Spanish authorities confirmed that the anti-corruption activist was arrested in Madrid, but had since been released. In December, Browder was sentenced in Russian Federation to 9 years in prison after he was found guilty in absentia for deliberate bankruptcy and tax evasion.

Global Russia, US and Jordan discuss need to preserve truce in Syria
Author: 0 Russia, US and Jordan discuss need to preserve truce in Syria

Late past year, the U.S., Russian Federation and Jordan had agreed to create a "de-escalation zone" in southwest Syria , parts of which border Israel. Israel has been pledging for months to prevent its main enemy Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, where Tehran is backing President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Global Ireland votes to legalize abortion: 'a tragedy of historic proportions'
Author: 0 Ireland votes to legalize abortion: 'a tragedy of historic proportions'

The group said on its website that the referendum's outcome was a "tragedy of historic proportions", but McGuirk said the vote must be respected. Under the current law, an unborn child has the same right to life as the mother, with the maximum penalty for accessing an illegal abortion fixed at 14 years in prison.

Global Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house
Author: 0 Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Rotondo is far from the only older child still living at home in the USA: according to a Pew Research Center study, almost a third of 18 to 34-year-olds lived with their parents in 2016. Mark and Christina Rotondo live in upstate NY with their son, 30-year-old Michael Rotondo . "I'll leave, I don't like living here, but I need reasonable time", he reiterated.

Global Senate confirms Haspel to head Central Intelligence Agency
Author: 0 Senate confirms Haspel to head Central Intelligence Agency

This issue has been settled, and anyone who's been involved should not be in a leadership position or leading anything in this country, especially the CIA ", Hassan Jaber, the executive director of ACCESS, a Dearborn-based Arab American organisation, told MEE when Haspel was nominated in March.

Global President Trump lists Cohen reimbursement of up to $250K
Author: 0 President Trump lists Cohen reimbursement of up to $250K

The agency's former director Walter Shaub has argued this week Trump must disclose whether he held debts exceeding $10,000 - including his debt to Cohen for the hush money payment - or risk breaking federal law. It has previously been reported Ms Daniels received $130,000 (£90,000) from Mr Cohen shortly before the November 2016 presidential election. The documents were released by the US Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday.

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